gs on MacOS X in R9B-0

Sean Hinde <>
Wed Oct 23 14:40:10 CEST 2002


> The 8.4.0 Tcl/Tk distribution has a but in the MacOS X code that break
> the usage of a pipe from Erlang to the wish program. I patched the
> source and does work. The CVS version has a fix for the problem but I
> haven't tried it yet.
> 
> There is not support in GS for "the MacOS X way" of finding the
> executable yet so you need to create a link to athe wish executable as
> Sean suggests,

So, I downloaded the latest CVS sources last night and compiled them up this
morning. And, what do you know - toolbar:start() produced a splendid Aqua
rendition.

Trouble now is that I can't make it active. Clicking in the toolbar window
brings the error:

SetFrontProcess failed,-606.

A bit of digging reveals that -606 means appIsDaemon - "Application is
background only". The docs for this Carbon routine say that
SetFrontProcess() will not work if the process is a background-only
application.

So, next question. How do we make ourselves into a foreground application?
Or failing that any other ideas?

Sean



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